Articles About Plants with (mostly) Pink Flowers

If you’re sick and tired of the recent focus on everything green, here we shift to a different color in the garden: pink — everything from pale baby pink to bright fuchsia. Here are a collection of of articles about some ornamental plants that have flowers in various shades of pink (or many cultivars that are pink). Learn more in these archived articles:..

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Grow Your Own Salad Greens

Nothing tastes quite like a salad fresh from your own garden. Lettuce, and many other salad greens, are very easy to grow, and there are many more types available to grow yourself than you can typically find at the grocery store. Learn more about the variety of salad greens that are easily grown in a home garden or container in this article…

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Butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa

The Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year 2017 is butterflyweed, Asclepias tuberosa. This native milkweed offers brilliant orange flowers attractive to a wide range of butterflies and other insects and is a host for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Learn more about this tough, long-lived herbaceous perennial that makes a great addition to many types of gardens in this article…
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Articles About Green Stuff

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, green is the color! In keeping with the green spirit, here are a collection of of articles focused on green flowers and insects — and one anti-green article about using plants with dark foliage as a contrast to all that green! Learn more in these archived articles…

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Giardino di Boboli (Boboli Gardens), Florence, Italy

Giardino di Boboli (Boboli Gardens) in Florence, Italy, is one of the country’s most important gardens, a living history course in Italian garden design from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Like all Italian Gardens, it was designed to show the owner’s wealth and power rather than showcase flowers, with impressive statues and other artwork set among a tapestry of green. Save your feet and take a virtual tour of this 111-acre outdoor museum…

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Use Peer Reviewed Information

In the age of the internet, information is cheap, easy and everyone has an opinion. That’s great if you’re trying to pick a paint color or a movie.  It’s not so great if you’re trying to save your tree or get rid of the bees under your siding. Some things in life really do require […]

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Articles About Plant Processes and Stuff

How do plants DO that? Here’s a collection of articles that explore some unusual ways plants grow, how they develop, their relationship with a type of fungi, and one extra unrelated article about what we call plants. Learn more in these archived articles…

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Plants Plus: Raspberries

One in the Plants Plus Series – a remix of past training presentations, printed materials and other references focused on specific plants or topics to help you increase your knowledge so you can better answer homeowner questions. To get 2 hours of continuing education credit for watching and reading this package of information, just complete the short quiz! This Plants Plus package focuses on growing raspberries. 

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Cilantro Herb of the Year 2017

Cilantro leaves are an essential ingredient in many Latin American, Caribbean, and Asian, Mexican salsas and many other ethnic dishes. This cool season herb has been selected as the International Herb Association’s Herb of the Year™ 2017. If you like its pungent taste, make sure you plant some this year. Learn more about this common herb and how to grow it…

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Articles for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and everything is about hearts and love, although some people might wish for diamonds or chocolate instead. Learn about some plants with names related to this heart-centric holiday — and some potential gifts for this day — in these archived articles…

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